TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

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TOWING AND RECOVERY – TRIP

Level I Towing and Recovery ‘Operator’ Training offered by the TIME Task Force (16 hours) 

  • Description – Georgia implemented a Towing and Recovery Incentive Program (TRIP) in January 2008 to reduce the impact of major traffic incidents in Metro Atlanta by clearing commercial vehicle incidents in 90 minutes or less.  Only towing companies with fully trained operators in advanced heavy towing and recovery may participate in TRIP.  The offered training will help towing companies achieve this education requirement, and it will give responders the knowledge necessary to ensure that correct procedures are followed at major incident scenes including: operator safety, safe driving practices, vehicle inspection, equipment inspection, working load limits, lift capacity, tow capacity, scene assessment, introduction to the importance of resistance, basic winching, attachment points, carrier transporting
  • 16 hours credit
  • Instructor: WreckMaster

Level II Towing and Recovery ‘Supervisor’ Training offered by the TIME Task Force  (16 hours)

  • Description – Georgia implemented a Towing and Recovery Incentive Program (TRIP) in January 2008 to reduce the impact of major traffic incidents in Metro Atlanta by clearing commercial vehicle incidents in 90 minutes or less.  Only towing companies with fully trained operators in advanced heavy towing and recovery may participate in TRIP.  The offered training will help towing companies achieve this education requirement, and it will give responders the knowledge necessary to ensure that correct procedures are followed at major incident scenes including: advanced resistance theory, single lane up-righting (cars and SUV’s), single lane up-righting (tractor trailers, buses, etc), relocating casualty, end rolling (tankers, buses, etc.), vertical lifting (over barriers, barricades, walls, etc.), towing
  • 16 hours credit
  • Instructor – WreckMaster
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Hazardous Materials Training 4 hour Awareness Operator Level

  • Description- This course is designed to teach the awareness and recognition of the current hazardous materials labeling and warning information, provide a basic understanding of the dangers associated with hazardous materials (by classification) and an understanding of basic safety guidelines regarding exposure.  Upon successful completion of the course, participants will have a general knowledge of the DOT hazard warning system (placards/labels), know how to obtain information using the Emergency Response Guide and be able to identify potential hazardous conditions.  This course is not intended as an annual refresher for the 40-hour HAZWOPER Training, however, is in conformance to the 29 CFR 1910.120 regulations and TRIP Level I – Operator requirements.
  • 4 hour credit
  • Instructor – based on availability

Hazardous Materials Training – 4 hour Awareness Supervisor Level

  • Description-This Awareness course builds on the 4 hour Operator course by adding proper Personal Protective Equipment and basic initial containment / control techniques for dealing with hazardous materials.  This course is intended for personnel who may be exposed to hazardous materials which have been released or may be first on the scene of a hazardous materials release.  Participants will learn how to select and use basic Personal Protective Equipment (limited to splash / contact protection) as well as what can be done should they be the first to arrive on scene.  This course is not intended as an annual refresher for the 40-hour HAZWOPER Training, however, is in conformance to the 29 CFR 1910.120 regulations and TRIP Level II – Supervisor requirements.
  • Prerequisite – Hazardous Materials Training – 4 hour Awareness Operator Level
  • 4 hours credit
  • Instructor- based on availability
MUTCD AND GDOT FLAGGER TRAINING

Flagger Training

  • The primary objectives of the program are to train flaggers to provide safe passage of traffic through and around work areas and to minimize confusion by bringing standard flagging procedures to our nation’s highways. To get your crew members trained and certified in safe flagging techniques in just four hours.
  • 4 hours credit
  • National Safety Council
NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (NIMS)

NIMS 700

  • Description – This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS).  NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.
  • Instructor – FEMA, on line

NIMS 100

  • Description – Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  • Instructor – FEMA, on line
TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

Roadway Incident Management Training – The Safe Response

  • Description – Traffic Incident Management involves minimizing the impact of incidents on traffic congestion and reduces the probability of secondary and tertiary accidents. It is a coordinated effort designed to remove traffic accidents and restore traffic flow quickly and safely.  It generally involves the coordinated effort and interaction of several public agencies as well as some participation from the private sector.
  • 8 hours
  • Instructor – National Safety Council

TIM Core Competencies 

  • Description – Interactive 3-D virtual training on quick clearance and scene safety based on national best practices. Covering 1) Safety Priorities – make self safe, make scene safe, make victims safe; 2) Scene Arrival – scene size up, vehicle positioning, communications; 3) Incident Command – assume command, following NIMS ICS; 4) Ongoing Scene Management – Resource Coordination, Mitigation, Accident investigation, set clearance goals.
  • 8 hours
  • Instructor – based on availability

Managing Traffic Incident and Roadway Emergencies

  • Description – This course addresses institutional and technical aspects of safe and efficient resolution of traffic incidents and other roadway emergencies. In addition, the course focuses on practices to obtain effective interagency and interdisciplinary understanding and cooperation.
  • 8 hours credit
  • Instructor – National Highway Institute (NHI)

SHRP2 (Traffic Incident Management Training) – 4 hours

  • Public service personnel are always reminded to seek Safe, Quick Clearance of the traffic incident scene at all times. The SHRP2 Traffic Incident Management training informs attendees of procedures for clearing the incident scene with well coordinated, multi-discipline teams of first responders and transportation personnel. Safe, Quick Clearance helps reduce the risk of injury to those on-scene, reduce the risk of secondary crashes, and reduce delays due to congestion.

    The training is open to ALL Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue, EMS, 911 dispatch, Public Works, Transportation (state and municipal), Towing and Recovery, and Communications Personnel.

    The training will last for 4 hours.

SHPR2 (Traffic Incident Management Training) Train the Trainer  – 8 hours

  • Three injury crashes occur every minute in the United States, putting nearly 39,000 incident responders potentially in harm’s way every day. Congestion from these incidents can generate secondary crashes, increasing traveler delay and frustration. The longer responders remain at the scene, the greater the risk they, and the traveling public, face.

    This new national training program is designed to build a cadre of well-trained responders who can work together as a team in a coordinated manner, from the moment the first emergency call is made, to the correct deployment of response vehicles and equipment, to a safe work area using traffic control devices, to final scene clearance.

    Developed through the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is partnering with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) to offer this training. SHRP2 research identified the best TIM practices, which were incorporated into a new, pilot-tested curriculum. This comprehensive curriculum uses a common set of practices and advanced standards across all responder disciplines.

    8 hour train-the-trainer session for the nationally recognized SHRP2 traffic incident management course. Receive the knowledge and materials needed to deliver the four-hour SHRP2 course to all classifications of responders.

    Instructors – 2 – 3 instructors

ONGOING

Real Solutions for Heavy Duty Quick Clearance

  • Description – Communication and using the correct terminology for your equipment; proper vehicle staging at an incident; winch line angles and anchorability; use of high pressure lift bags; reverse rolls.
  • 8 hours credit
  • Instructor – based on availability

Big Rig Rescue

  • Description – The concept and purpose of the “Big Rig Rescue’ training course is to familiarize Atlanta Metro Area Fire and Rescue personnel and other responders with the heavy lift capabilities of modern towing and recovery equipment as well as the expertise of the operators.  With the expedited response times currently in place,  the GDOT TRIP program assures the on-scene availability heavy duty wreckers some 50 ton or larger.  By providing a venue for personnel from these two disciplines to train together assures the incident commanders that they can work together to safely remove victims from vehicles at crash scenes involving ‘Big Rigs’.
  • 16 hours credit
  • Instructor – TIME (John Weaver)

Cable Barrier Training

  • Description – A representative will explain the differences in systems, show how they are installed and maintained, and what to do and not do in emergency situations, e.g. removing a vehicle that has become entangled in the cable in the safest manner.
  • 4 credit hours
  • Instructor – TBD

Hybrid Car Training

  • Description – Provide information on hybrid vehicles concerning air bags, construction, vehicle safety, and hands on extrication techniques.
  • 4 hours credit
  • Instructor – Georgia Collision Industry Association (GCIA)

Air Cushion Recovery

  • Description – two day course in latest air cushion recovery techniques.
  • 16 hours credit
  • Instructor – WreckMaster